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7:05 PM ET, January 26, 2021

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CNN:
Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support for executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 before running for Congress  —  (CNN)Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress …
Paul Sonne / Washington Post:
Pentagon restricted commander of D.C. Guard ahead of Capitol riot  —  The commander of the D.C. National Guard said the Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, requiring higher level sign-off to respond that cost time as the events that day spiraled out of control.
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New York Times:
Capitol Police chief apologizes for security failures during the assault, including a delay in calling for Guard troops.
Politico:
‘Dead on arrival’: Trump conviction unlikely after GOP votes to nix trial  —  Nearly every Senate Republican declared Tuesday that putting a former president on trial for impeachment is unconstitutional, indicating that the House's case against Donald Trump is almost certain to fail.
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Nearly all GOP senators vote against impeachment trial for Trump, signaling likely acquittal  —  All but five Republican senators backed former president Donald Trump Tuesday in a key test vote Tuesday ahead of his forthcoming impeachment trial, signaling that the proceedings are likely to end …
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Sen. Patrick Leahy, set to preside over Trump impeachment, taken to hospital
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
McConnell: It Was Too Soon to Impeach Trump, Now It's Too Late.
Sen. Rand Paul / Washington Examiner:
The Senate's impeachment trial is illegal and a sham
Laura Meckler / Washington Post:
CDC finds with precautions in place, scant spread of coronavirus in schools  —  Schools operating in person have seen scant transmission of the coronavirus, particularly when masks and distancing are employed, but some indoor athletics have led to infections and should be curtailed if schools …
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Elvina Nawaguna / Business Insider:
SCOOP: Josh Hawley says he is not running for president in 2024 … - Sen. Josh Hawley is not running for president in 2024, the Republican lawmaker told Insider on Tuesday.  — His recent actions — fiery speeches, a new book, and strong defense of President Donald Trump …
CREW:
Kayleigh McEnany's Financial Disclosure reveals agreement with Fox News … Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is the latest official to take advantage of the revolving door between Fox News and the Trump administration.  According to her termination financial disclosure report …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Kellyanne Conway Accused of Posting Topless Photo of Her 16-Year-Old Daughter on Twitter … Kellyanne Conway, ex-counselor to disgraced former President Trump, allegedly posted a topless picture of her daughter Claudia, 16, on Twitter on Monday.  —  Reached for comment …
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration rule  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations.
Discussion: Axios, The Independent and The Guardian
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Wall Street Journal:
Biden to Sign Executive Orders to Phase Out Federal Use of Private Prisons
Discussion: ABC7
Wall Street Journal:
Administration to Buy Enough Doses to Vaccinate U.S. Population by End of Summer  —  Biden administration will also boost supply of coronavirus vaccines sent to states by about 16% for next three weeks  —  WASHINGTON—The Biden administration on Tuesday said it would boost the supply …
Discussion: HuffPost
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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
White House expected to tell governors they will get more coronavirus vaccine doses starting next week
Ursula Perano / Axios:
McConnell defends filibuster: “You don't destroy the Senate for fleeting advantage”  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday condemned Democratic support for abolishing the legislative filibuster, arguing that it would create a “scorched-earth Senate.”
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Washington Post:
Democrats turn to quick action on Biden covid relief bill after power-sharing deal in Senate
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
If You're Gushing about Non-Answers, You're Not Really a Journalist  —  Large swaths of the national media are still thrilled that the Biden administration is not the Trump administration, gushing in news chyrons about “how refreshing” it is.  —  The Biden administration is reinstating …
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CNN:
Goya board silences its CEO after he tells Fox News the election was rigged  —  New York (CNN Business)Goya's board of directors had enough of CEO Robert Unanue's public comments in support of former President Donald Trump and his unfounded claims of voter fraud.  On Friday, it voted to muzzle him.
Tess Owen / VICE:
Roger Stone Used Oath Keepers as Security on the Eve of the Capitol Riot  —  Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox?  Sign up here.  —  On the eve of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, Roger Stone walked out on stage before hundreds of cheering Trump supporters in Washington, D.C. …
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New York Times:
Proud Boys Under Growing Scrutiny in Capitol Riot Investigation
Washington Post:
Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron to retire at the end of February  —  Washington Post Publisher and CEO Fred Ryan today shared the following note with Post employees.  —  Dear Washington Post colleagues,  —  Although we have long known this day would come …
Heather Long / Washington Post:
Cutting off stimulus checks to Americans earning over $75,000 could be wise, new data suggests  —  Biden is debating another round of $1,400 stimulus payments.  Some in Congress have urged the president to target aid to lower-income families only.  —  As President Biden pushes for another round …
Leyland Cecco / The Guardian:
Canadian mogul fined after getting Covid vaccine meant for Indigenous residents … The former head of a Canadian casino company and his actor wife have been fined after chartering a private plane to a remote community near the Alaska border and receiving coronavirus vaccines meant for vulnerable Indigenous residents.
HotAir:
Nikki Haley On Insurrection And Impeaching Trump: Come On, Give The Man A Break  —  I want to offer my sincere congratulations this morning to Trump and his supporters on having almost completely broken the “reasonable” wing of this collapsing party.  There are still a few pockets of resistance led …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: Kaine, Collins pitch Senate colleagues on censuring Trump  —  Sens. Tim Kaine and Susan Collins are privately pitching their colleagues on a bipartisan resolution censuring former President Trump, three sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios.
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
In Israel, Infections Drop Sharply After One Shot of Vaccine  —  Initial studies show a significant drop in infections and hospitalizations after just one dose, and very few cases after two.  Experts caution that the results are preliminary.  —  JERUSALEM — Israel, which leads the world …
Discussion: The Times of Israel and HotAir
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Biden's Commerce nominee backs changes to Section 230  —  Biden said he wanted to revoke the law last year  —  In a hearing on her nomination for Commerce Department secretary on Tuesday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo told lawmakers that she will pursue changes to Section 230 if confirmed.
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Trump's Pardon of Bannon Could Raise Risk for 3 Co-Defendants  —  President Trump's former adviser Stephen K. Bannon may now be a witness against three other men accused in a border-wall swindle.  —  Of all the pardons former President Donald Trump granted in the hours before he left office …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: Hundreds of Biden staffers receive COVID vaccine  —  A week into the job, President Biden's White House medical team has administered the coronavirus vaccine to several hundred staffers — and aims to vaccinate all in-person staff over the next few weeks, officials tell Axios.
Shawna Chen / Axios:
Texas judge temporarily halts Biden's 100-day deportation freeze  —  A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Biden administration's 100-day freeze on deporting unauthorized immigrants.  —  Why it matters: Biden has set an ambitious immigration agenda, but could face pushback from the courts.
New York Times:
C.I.A. Warns Former Officers About Working for Foreign Governments  —  An unusual email from the agency's counterintelligence chief also warned retired officers to carefully weigh their comments on television, social media and podcasts.  —  WASHINGTON — The C.I.A.'s counterintelligence chief sent …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jeff Stein / SpyTalk:
How the KGB Hooked Trump  —  ‘American Kompromat,’ a new book by Craig Unger, gets the lowdown from former Russian and U.S. spies … Red Dawn  —  There are boundaries in America's political discourse—or at least there were until Donald Trump's presidency.
The Frontier:
Oklahoma trying to return its $2m stockpile of hydroxychloroquine  —  The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office has been tasked with attempting to return a $2 million stockpile of a malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as a way to treat the coronavirus.  —  Reading Time Posted In
ABC News:
DOJ has identified 400 suspects, charged 135 in Capitol riot  —  An official said that list of suspects is “growing by the hour.”  —  Teen son speaks out after telling FBI about father involved in Capitol riots  —  Jackson Reffitt, 18, tells “GMA” why he alerted authorities about his dad …
Discussion: Politico and Boing Boing
Andrea Salcedo / Washington Post:
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper-sprayed a maskless man who accused him of disregarding coronavirus measures  —  On Sunday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was walking outside a craft brewery on the Oregon city's southwest side when a man walked up to him and shouted, “Thanks for ruining the city!”
 
 
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Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Sen. Patrick Leahy taken to hospital
U.S. Department of Justice:
Hospital Pharmacist to Plead Guilty to Attempting to Spoil Hundreds of COVID Vaccine Doses
Discussion: CBS News and The Hill
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Telegram, Pro-Democracy Tool, Struggles Over New Fans From Far Right
Discussion: Big League Politics
 Earlier Items: 
Politico:
McCarthy claws his way back to Trump's good side
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
Andrew Silverstein / Grub Street:
New York Loves Its Bodegas, But What Are They Officially?
Thomas Franck / CNBC:
White House signals it could agree to more narrowly targeted stimulus checks
Discussion: Forbes and Washington Post
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact-checking 7 statistical claims from Biden's (quite factual) economic speech